Michigan is pulling out the stops to get more people in college. But a shortage of high school counselors and advisors trained to explain the application, financial aid and college-going process poses a challenge.
Michigan has bad roads and a weak system to reimburse drivers for damages. There are plenty of easy solutions, like raising the $1,000 cap, extending the claims period. Is there political will to change?
Deteriorating roads cost drivers a total of $4.3 billion per year, but a reimbursement system for damages is skewed against drivers. Damage caps, deadlines and high burdens of proof mean most claims are denied.
Michigan’s large investment in automotive manufacturing makes it more vulnerable than other states to a strike against Ford, GM or Chrysler — or all three. Here’s what’s at stake as the negotiators try to beat a strike deadline next week.
Rents jump 9 percent in Michigan in one year, but remain far lower than the national average. Some activists say more should be done for tenants, including rent control, but landlords have argued profit fell during the eviction moratorium.